Hi there I never really go on these forums but I am stuck and would love some advice. I qualified from my PGCE in 2010 (Art and Design) I didnt realise how hard it would be to get a job so I was very picky to begin with. During my PGCE I found out my father had got cancer and he went through chemo during my PGCE but soon after I qualified he was told it was no longer working. I gave up my supply teaching I was doing at the school I had done my second placement in and moved home to be with him and my mum. I then helped care for him until he died. As you can imagine my mind wasnt really on applying for jobs but now I have found myself 2 years after qualifying with little to show for it and terrified about how my CV/applications look. I have not been asked for interview yet either so I have no idea what I am doing wrong in my applications. I loved teaching during my PGCE and truly believe that I am good at it - but how do I get the job????? Do I include my depressing story in my applications? I am considering applying for TA jobs just to be in a school permanently as I havent enjoyed supply as I hate being in different schools and never being able to build any realtionships with staff or pupils, but I just feel like I deserve a teaching job and I know I would be a brilliant teacher. Any advice would be appreciated, its all getting very disheartening.